To a novice Geography and Chinese Studies may look as two completely separate parts of academia. Geography or ‘geographia’ translated from Ancient Greek to the ‘earth’s description’ has been used since 276 BC and was the groundings for now modern Geography categorised by Human Geography; the study of places, the space they occupy, the environment in which they are located in and the Human implications caused by this (Gregory, D. et al. eds 2009 The Dictionary Of Human Geography). The other Physical Geography; is the characterization and explanation of geological, hydrological, biological and atmospheric phenomena and their interactions at, or near the Earth’s surface. (Gregory, D. et al. eds 2009 The Dictionary Of Human Geography). Compared to Geography, Contemporary Chinese Studies is a newly born subject in the pool of academia, as it has only been properly taught in universities since the 1980s compared to Geography becoming a discipline the 1820s. Due to the age of the the groundings subject definition is always rapidly changing, but it could be considered as the undertaking and promoting advanced interdisciplinary social sciences research into key aspects of the rapid changes in China (Governance and Politics of China). Reflecting this, it could be considered that the presentation, teaching style and the academic staff that are involved in developing and teaching these subjects would differ greatly, along with the nature of the subjects and what they involve. These questions will be the basis of this paper along with exploring, contrasting and comparing these academic subjects.
The origins of both Geography and Chinese Studies is the bases of its academic acknowledgement. To most people, Geography means knowing where plac...
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In conclusion is Academic Geography and Chinese Studies similar? ‘When things draw near or happen now, Our minds are useless’ This warning from Dante’s Inferno reminds us how close everything is and making a clear defined decision is always difficult. Geography and Chinese Studies are both very much their own subjects. Geography being so broad and used by many has both Physical and Human aspects to it. Only the Human aspects of Geography overlap truly with Chinese Studies, which in turn allows them to be compared. On the other hand, Physical Geography, a wider and well respected subject has no part to play in the arena of Chinese Studies. So, yes academic Geography and Chinese Studies are similar; but not the same. They are partners in a growing world of academia and work well together, but they could never be one subject.
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